Undated pic of border crossing

Undated pic of border crossing

Expect slowdowns at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon crossing

Canada Border Services Agency warns construction work will cause delays

Construction work at the AbbotsfordHuntingdon border crossing could cause traffic delays next week, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has warned.

From Monday, April 25 to Monday, May 2, there will be what a spokesperson described as “regular scheduled construction work” on the electrical systems on the customs building.

“This may result in limited service availability and delays at the primary inspection booths,” the CBDSA said in a written release.

It suggested travelers might consider re-routing to the closest port of entry, the Aldergrove crossing, while the work is underway.

The AbbotsfordHuntingdon port of entry is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Currently, there are eight traffic lanes; four traveller lanes, two commercial lanes, one bus lane and one NEXUS lane which is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Canadian side.

CBSA stats show the port of entry processed approximately 1.2 million vehicles and 2.2 million travelers in the most recent figures were available, in 2013.